Allen West at The Texas Tribune Festival in 2016 Credit: Erich Schlagel for The Texas TribuneTexas GOP Chair Allen West would like to see President Donald Trump visit the state again before Election Day to help rally support for down-ballot candidates, the Republican leader said during a Texas Tribune Festival interview that aired Tuesday.
“I’ve got the message up to him,” West, a former Florida congressman, told the Tribune’s Patrick Svitek.
“We’re seeing the Democrats really focus up here in North Texas, between Dallas County, Collin, Denton and Tarrant County for those state House seats,” West said, also referencing two contested congressional races in Texas’ 24th District and Texas’ 32nd District.
West, who won the race for party chair in July, has at times openly disagreed with how Republican Gov.
“We cannot live in a state where an executive believes that they can change established law by themselves.